Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/1/17
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Epiphany (Denho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo.
In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the revelation of the Holy Trinity at the baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ in the river of Jordan. He explained the symbols of baptism as well as the role of St. John the Baptist who prepared the way for the Lord Jesus Christ, calling people to repentance and baptism. His Holiness also spoke about the spiritual gifts that the faithful receive upon their baptism.
During the Holy Qurobo, His Holiness blessed the water according to the special rite for Denho.